The Alannah & Madeline Foundation is one of Australia’s most respected children’s charities, and is dedicated to protecting children from violence and its devastating impact.
We care for children who have experienced or witnessed serious violence; reduce the incidence of bullying, cyber bullying and other cyber risks; and, advocate for the safety and wellbeing of children.
We believe that all children should have a safe and happy childhood, without being subjected to any form of violence.
One of the country’s most respected children’s charities, The Alannah & Madeline foundation was set up in memory of Alannah and Madeline Mikac, aged six and three, who were tragically killed with their mother and 32 others at Port Arthur, Tasmania on 28 April 1996. The Foundation was launched by the Prime Minister of Australia the Hon. John Howard on 30 April 1997.
Walter Mikac, father of Alannah and Madeline, has often said that only two good things came of the Port Arthur tragedy; reforms to our national gun laws and The Alannah and Madeline Foundation.
The fundamental vision for the Foundation is to have every child live in a safe and supportive environment. The Foundation is committed to the core values of:
- Valuing difference
- Including others
The Foundation cares for children who have experienced or witnessed serious violence, and run programs that prevent violence and advocate for children's safety and well-being. The Alannah & Madeline Foundation endeavours to make an impact as one of Australia’s leading children’s charities.
- See more at: http://amf-preprod.deependmelbourne.com.au/who-we-are/#sthash.UYjLNblb.dpuf